Hello everybody! The Fresh Pioneer is back and Edna has returned from vacation, so we're ready to make something really tasty.
I love brownies. All brownies. I have never met a brownie I did not love.
But what about flavored brownies? How much can you add to a brownie before it loses its 'brownieness'?
My daughter wanted to make cream cheese brownies, but with raspberry flavoring. Now I know this has been on here before, but everybody loves a repeat, right?
No? Okay, maybe not. But this is what happens when I don't check to make sure I'm repeating an old post. So, just hang with me and if necessary, tune out the recipe and focus on the pictures.
Ok, raspberry and cream cheese (thinking raspberries over plain cheesecake) I can understand.
And raspberries and chocolate FOR SURE.
So, we started with a normal cream cheese swirl recipe.
10 TBS butter softened, mixed with 4 eggs, and 1 1/2 cups sugar.
Melt 8 ounces bittersweet chips. Combine 1/4 c. cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt and one cup plus 2 tbs flour.
6 ounces cream cheese softened, add 2 tbs sugar, and 1 tsp raspberry flavoring. After pouring the brownies into the pan, spoon the cream cheese mix over the top and swiiiiirrrrrrlllllll.
My happy child. And since she's a tween, and soon to be a TEENAGER in a few months, I have to post this other picture I got. I think we laughed off all the brownie calories. I'll never erase it. I'll save it forever. Because it says so much about that brownie loving gene I passed on...
Ok. (And if you don't hear from me again, it's because the almost-teenager has killed me and buried my poor body in the garden.)
If not, I bequeath Edna to Kav. They can write children's books together.
Until next time!